Juicing day for our Watermelon Wheat is one of our favorite days of the year. Not only does the brewery smell like a watermelon patch, but… well… let’s just say that not all of the watermelon gets into the beer. It’s one of those days that plays on all of our senses.
Jimmy only got one slice. “I’m a busy man,” he says.
Busy making killer brew, that is!
Four pallets of watermelons went into the brew this year. Four freakin’ pallets. Not including the rinds — because who wants that in their beer? — that’s about a ton of watermelons. 2,000 pounds.
It took about 5 hours with two people cutting and one person mashing. We picked them up from Tony’s Produce up the street in the Villas, and, of course, they’re seedless watermelons. No one wants to pick seeds out of their beer!
Check out the sweet stuff in the video below, and try to resist the urge to drink all of the beer. Actually, don’t try to resist the urge. Come down to the brewery!